Dissent and Philosophy in the Middle Ages offers scholars of Dante's Divine Comedy an integral understanding of the political, philosophical, and religious context of the medieval masterwork. First penned in French by Ernest L. Fortin, one of America's foremost thinkers in the fields of philosophy and theology, Dissidence et philosophie au moyen-age brings to light the complexity of Dante's thought and art, and its relation to the central themes of Western civilization. Available in English for the first time through this superb translation by Marc A. LePain, Dissent and Philosophy will make a supremely important contribution to the discussion of Dante as poet, theologian, and philosopher.
The lateErnest L. Fortin was Emeritus Professor of Theology at Boston College. He was the author of numerous books on ancient and medieval philosophy and religion. Marc A. LePain is Professor of Theology at Assumption College.
Chapter 1 On the Political Mode in Philosophy Chapter 2 Islam and the Rediscovery of Political Philosophy Chapter 3 Political Philosophy in the Christian World Chapter 4 Dante and Philosophical Allegory Chapter 5 The Imperialism of the Comedy Chapter 6 Dante and Christianity Chapter 7 The Theory of the Double Truth Chapter 8 The Decline of Political Philosophy Chapter 9 Appendix: Dante's Comedy as Utopia